Review: The Suspects

Author: Katherine Johnson.
Genre: Mystery.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thriller.

When you're bound together by secrets and lies who do you trust?

Bristol, 1988.

Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the property ladder before prices spiral out of their reach. But it soon becomes the house share from hell.

After their New Year's Eve party, they discover a body - and it's clear they'll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution - one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies.

But can they trust each other?

Cover Review:

Perfect for a mystery thriller. Love the black and white feels.

Book Review:

The Suspects had an intriguing start. The funeral was very amusing as well as it set the scene and created a lot of suspense around Xanthe's death.

The middle dragged a bit as the author introduced us to the various characters who played important roles in the story. Sometimes, it lagged to much, but most of the time it proved crucial to the story.

But the climax more than made up for it. I loved the ending, though I hated the fact that Stuart had to take the fall just because he had a record. (I know he wasn't completely innocent, but none of them were.)

Zak was probably my favourite character, because he was strong and flawed and stayed till the end. 

All in all, The Suspects was slow, but good.

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Review: Incidentals

Author: Vinayak Pattar.
Genre: Short Stories. 
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸŹ


Just like unison of a male and female giving rise to a new generation, two rivers meet at a fictitious village called Koodala. Set in this Koodala, Incidentals is a collection of 17 short stories that touch your chords of nostalgia, love, relationship, humor, childhood, adventure, culture, and superstitions. Overall, each story reminds us of incidents that most of us experienced, in one or the other form, during the course of our lives.

Cover Review:

The cover is beautiful. I love its simplicity. 

Book Review:

Incidentals was a collection of 17 quirky short stories set in the fictional town of Koondla. Some of the stories were funny, some ironic and some were too short to make much sense.

I liked most of the stories, but there were a few that read more like musings than stories, like that last one about death. 

The book, in my opinion, was a good attempt by the author, but it needed a bit more work to really stand out. There were instances where words were used out of context or where tenses kept changing with each paragraph. 

Overall, it needs a bit of work, but it could be a superb collection with some editing and TLC.

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